Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Easel Calendar

There's been quite a few easel cards on SCS so I thought I'd try one, only make it into a calendar. They are pretty easy to make, you can add as many or as little embellishments as you like. I used Stampin' Up!'s stamp set Things I love, Lap of Luxury DSP and Concord Crush card stock. I think it has a fun 'girlie' look to it.

Side view, it folds up to a regular card size too.

What girl doesn't like chocolate, shopping, and new shoes?

Looks are deceptive, but the base is made from only two pieces of cardstock.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Stuff!

Here's a card made with the new Framed Tulips Embossing Folder for the Big Shot. I think I will be using this one a lot! Plus, check out the new red glimmer paper - it does not shed! I really dislike the usual mess of glitter so this is my kind of glitter. The hearts are made with the heart embosslit for the Big Shot but the large heart punch could be used also. The sentiment is from Word Play and the background stamp is from the new 'Clearly for you' set. For some reason this background stamp looks kind of tan in the photo - but it's really 'Pretty in Pink' ink.

Another view to see the details. Club gals - we will be making this for January Club. Valentine's Day isn't that far away!

Mini Heart Boxes!

Here are some little heart boxes that I made with the Heart embosslit. You may have already seen them on SCS - they are so CUTE and little! They are the perfect size for a little chocolate heart for Valentine's day but could be used for any occasion. A photo further down with my hand shows you just how small they are. I have not found a free tutorial on these yet so I had to 'wing' this.

I scored a line on the cardstock used for the side, folded it and used sticky strip to adhere it while shaping it around the curves of the bottom heart. I then added a thin strip of cardstock in a coordinating color with two-way glue on the outside. On the Concord Grape and Pear Pizzazz heart box, I scalloped the edge of the strip to add a little interest.

I didn't know what would work the best for connecting the top to the bottom, so I tried a couple of different ways. The pink and chocolate chip heart box has a small piece of ribbon attached to both with sticky strip.

The Pear Pizzazz (green) heart top is not attached but has a couple of braces on each side to keep the top from sliding off. I like this method better because it lays flat whereas the ribbon is difficult to position so it doesn't sit sideways.

Below is Ben and Greta. I can't help but sneak a few puppy pictures in here. They are 4 1/2 weeks old and we know we will only have them for a few more weeks until we can find homes for everyone (want a puppy?) so we are enjoying them now. The boys have a lot of fun with them.

And the rest of the crew. They are hungry and ready to come out and eat.